Golf 195 Recruit Journal Week 07

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Golf 195 Recruit Journal

Formed: Oct 17, 2017

Graduates: December 08, 2017

Graduation Program: Posted Thursday afternoon: Week 7 Blog

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Under the “Graduation Date” Tab you will be able to find the Graduation Program


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The week flew by for Golf company, everyone was working and studying hard to pass all our tests and drills throughout the week. Every day we were woken up at 0500 to go work out and work on some gains in golf’s gym. Everyone is doing everything in their power to go the extra mile; this is in preparation for the William Flores challenge. If we succeed we might attain for the Coast Guard pennant on Monday of week 08. While everyone is sound asleep, like always golf is awake grinding to prove we want that pennant more than anyone else. After our morning workouts we go and devour chow to get us going so we can start classes or whatever we had on the schedule for the day. Any free time we had this week we spent working on perfecting our close order drill and manual of arms so we could score well during those drills on Friday. Led by Petty Officer Placencia, Golf scored perfect on the manual of arms part and scored a 09 out of 10 on the close order drill part even thought we weren’t perfect we got a new Section Commander pennant for our guidon. During the week Golf company racked up four pennants, the one we are most proud of is the black pennant for shooting over 80% at the range which was the highest a company has ever shot.

This week we started to get to know our company commanders and they started talking to us instead of them yelling at us. One morning we woke up but didn’t go to the gym we all went to the empty squad bay and sat down and Petty Officer Passmore told us about where he came from the hardships he went through and about his family. We all were asking questions about his rate and things’ happening in the outside world and it was really cool just having a normal conversation with our lead company commander. When the company commanders start talking and joking with us nobody knows what to do, we all are scared to laugh because there’s no laughing in recruit training even though we have the funniest company commanders in TRACEN Cape May. The company got there off base liberty this weekend, letting them do whatever they’ve been wanting to do the last seven weeks. Most recruits went and got a hotel room so they could relax, take a shower and watch some TV. We all got a taste of how nice people are to military members, everywhere we went people said thank you and offered to buy our food. We have no idea what we have done for them because we haven’t graduated yet but I guess it’s the fact we signed the paper knowing the risks involving it makes us proud to be a part of something like this.


Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by a recruit currently involved in Coast Guard basic training. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of Training Center Cape May, the U.S. Coast Guard or the federal government and are the sole opinion of the author. Recruit Journals are written by personnel in a high-stress environment with little time, so please excuse grammar and punctuation in the above article. The staff at Training Center Cape May do not edit the journals in any way, so as to ensure authenticity of the content and messages.


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